How useful is the concept of "network" for historical studies and the ancient world in particular? Using theoretical models of social network analysis, this book illuminates aspects of the economic, social, religious, and political history of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds.
Bringing together some of the most active and prominent researchers in ancient history, this book moves beyond political institutions, ethnic, and geographical boundaries in order to observe the ancient Mediterranean through a perspective of network interaction. It employs a wide range of approaches, and to examine relationships and interactions among various social entities in the Mediterranean. Chronologically, the book extends from the early Iron Age to the late Antique world, covering the Mediterranean between Antioch in the east to Massalia (Marseilles) in the west.
This book was published as two special issues in Mediterranean Historical Review.
IntroductionMichael Sommer, Liverpool, Networks of commerce and knowledge in the Iron Age: The case of the Phoenicians'Kostas Vlassopoulos, Nottingham, Beyond and below the polis: Networks and the position of Greek poleis within a syst me-monde'Irad Malkin, Tel Aviv, The Phokaian network'Hugh Bowden, King's College, London, Cults of Demeter Eleusinia and the transmission of religious ideas'Robin Osborne, Cambridge, What travelled with Greek pottery?'Dimitris Palaiothodoros, University of Thessaly, Commercial networks in the Mediterranean and the diffusion of early Attic red-figure pottery'Simon Hornblower, UCL, Did the Delphic amphictiony play a political role in the classical period?'John Davies, Liverpool, Pythios and Pythion: The spread of a cult title'Maria Stamatopoulou, Oxford, Thessalians abroad: The case of Pharsalos'Riet van Bremen, UCL, Rhodian networks in Karia'Katerina Panagopoulou, University of Crete, Merging networks: Innovation and resistance to changing patterns of exchange in northern Greece'Ian Rutherford, Reading, Network theory and Theoric Networks: Problems and perspectives'Gary Reger, Trinity College, USA, To India with Apollonios of Tyana and Thomas the Apostle'Vincent Gabrielsen, Copenhagen, Brotherhoods of faith and providence: The non-public associations of the Greek world'Yannis Lolos, University of Thessaly, Via Egnatia and the coming of Rome'Panayotis Doukellis, University of the Aegean, Hadrian's Panhellenion: A network of cities?Dominc Rathbone, King's College London, Merchant networks: The impact of Rome'Bella Sandwell, Bristol, Religious networks of elite pagans in late Antiquity'Anna Collar, Exeter, Pagan monotheism in the eastern Mediterranean: Networks of innovation and the spread of idea'Selene Psoma, Institute of Greek and Roman Antiquities, Athens, Profitable Networks: Coinages, Panegyreis, and the Dionysiac Artists'
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Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 29th January 2009
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 17.4
Weight (kg): 0.748